Recent media coverage

Every day, Peter Mac’s researchers are discovering important new information about how best to fight cancer. Many of these breakthroughs are world-leading, and all will help improve outcomes for people facing cancer.

Read about some of the exciting research discoveries that have made the news. 

Watch two of Peter Mac’s leading cancer experts, Professor Grant McArthur and Professor John Zalcberg, discuss the latest innovations in cancer research on SBS Insight.

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Peter Mac’s anaesthetics researchers are turning the humble exercise bike into a cancer-fighting machine. They’re helping patients counter the physical effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy with rigorous, individually tailored pre-surgery exercise regimens. Read more in the Herald Sun:

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A clinical trial at Peter Mac has resulted in the highest-ever reported survival rates for patients with locally advanced lung cancer. Read more about this exciting clinical trial in The Age:

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As the result of a Peter Mac discovery, clinicians across Australia will now follow new ovarian cancer guidelines, under which any woman aged 70 or younger who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer can receive genetic testing to look for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

This is an important change, as the presence of BRCA mutations in women with ovarian cancer is critically important to predicting their long-term survival and how they will respond to different types of chemotherapy.

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